We received positive feedback from Austin Burke, President of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, regarding Governor Rendell's speech at the Chamber on March 6, 2009. As we stated in earlier posts, the Governor is traveling the state to gather support for his proposed 2010-2011 state budget.
The budget proposes to add a 4% tax to warehousing services among other items.
Enclosed is the feedback Dick Kane and Chris Kane received from Mr. Burke on their participation on the 6th:
We received great coverage of the Governor's lively discussion with 30 of our business executives. I believe his message was delivered loud and clear. And we had a chance to express our concerns for our distribution services industry - a major employer here in the Northeast.
Dick and Chris, you did an excellent job, going head to head with a Governor. He's a great debater but I believe you made our point very well. It will also make a great story for the grandchildren.
All the best, Austin